Pygmalion Theatre Company continues its season with “I and You,” by playwright Lauren Gunderson, directed by Teresa Sanderson, from Feb. 2-17 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre.
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Home-bound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. “I and You” is an ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connection.